New Shows on at TAMIU’s Planetarium

New Shows on at TAMIU Planetarium

What will the year 2053 look like?

Travel to there and find out or have an out of this world experience at the Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium. Two new shows are underway.

Microcosm - The Adventure Within takes audiences to the Center of Miniaturized Medicine in the year 2053 and travels from the base of the eye to the interior of the heart. Viewers "shrink" to the size of a microbe and are injected into a patient who suffers from an infection from a mysterious virus. Audiences will gather clues the virus has left bend as they race to save the patient.

Techno, rave and trance music and digital animation enthusiasts shouldn't miss enTRANCEd. This new entertainment showcombines digital animation, laser beam work and live-performed visual effects inside the LBV Planetarium's 45-foot dome. Fashioned to a combination of modern and classic examples of techno, rave and trance styles, this is a music experience for club music lovers and anyone who likes a visual dancing experience.

General admission tickets for Microcosm cost $5 and $6 for enTRANCEd; tickets for TAMIU students, faculty and staff and children under 12 are $4 for Microcosm and $5 for enTRANCEd. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted. Group rates are available for 50 or more people; advance reservations required.

For more information and show schedule, visit the Planetarium on the Web or call (956) 326.2444.

For information on group rates, please call Laura Diaz at (956) 326.2463 or e-mail planetarium@tamiu.edu.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu